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If you like to work at a place that lives 10 years behind the curve and makes slow decisions, come here!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at JR Simplot full-time (more than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1) The one bright spot I see for Simplot is Garrett Lofto. At my time he is/was the President of the Agribusiness division. He is articulate, smart and has a vision. Unfortunately, he is so disconnected from his plant locations and working on his vision that he needs to cut some heads. Garrett needs to develop a pipeline for the younger educated employees or he will lose them all.
2) Everyone is treated fairly and with respect.
3) Strong safety culture.
4) They will invest in training for you if you can prove the need.

Cons

1) It takes a miracle for employees to get fired from here; hence, Garrett’s problem. If there is a stronger word for complacent, insert it as the Simplot motto.
2) Family ran business = stupid decisions repeatedly.
3) Terrible HR at corporate level. When I am explaining to them why they need a ROTH 401k to keep younger employees you have MAJOR issues.
4) They created an environment 30 years ago where they promoted people based on who knows what. Now they are capping other employees because they do not meet the educational requirements. It's a two faced system that upsets a lot of great and loyal employees.
5) Retention rate is high and they boast that, but, for younger employees under 30 its terrible!
6) If your on the manufacturing side the locations are in the middle of nowhere. Unless you like to hunt and fish I would say promotion in Simplot is non-existent.

Advice to Management

Garrett needs to clean house in HR and in upper level manufcaturign mangement to get new ideas and blood in there.

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  1. Stable, focused company

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    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA
    Current Employee - Sanitation Supervisor in Othello, WA

    I have been working at JR Simplot full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a strong foundation, has a clear strategy for competing and entering new markets.

    Cons

    Many jobs are at plants and require shift work at some point in order to gain experience and move up. It can be difficult to break into the higher paying jobs, but this also shows that they are careful about who they move into upper management which in turn leads to a very strong senior management team. Poor communication skills and lack of leadership at the plant level are abundant and can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to find a way to "re-tool" the culture at the plant level. A greater focus on leadership development, although six sigma is taking us in the right direction.

  2. Simplot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JR Simplot full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you fit in, you're golden. The benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Some departments much better than the others.

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